B17 (Laetrile) and Cancer

According to research discovered by nutritionists and medical scientists over a century ago, vitamin B17 was found to be a natural cyanide-containing compound that aids in preventing, and destroying, cancer cells in the body. B17 gives up its cyanide only in the presence of a particular enzyme group called beta glucosidase or glucuronidase. Miraculously, this enzyme group is found almost exclusively in cancer tissues. If found elsewhere in the body, it is accompanied by greater quantities of another enzyme, rhodanese, which has the ability to disable the cyanide and convert it into completely harmless substances.

This sounds like Mother Nature knows what she is doing; natural cancer prevention, you think?

Interestingly, cancer tissues do not possess this "protection enzyme group." This means that cancer cells are faced with a double threat when B17 is present in the body; the presence of one enzyme exposing them to cyanide, while the absence of another enzyme found in all other normal cells, which results in the cancer's failure to save itself.

There are no known harmful side effects from using B17, and B17 can be found in the natural foods that contain the B-complex vitamins. In the 1960s, politics forced B17 off the market and out of the manufactured B-Complex supplements. During this period in American history, the Viet Nam war was at its peak, President Kennedy had been assassinated, hard-core drugs were rampant amid rock stars and rebellious universities, and Big Pharma was just beginning to take control of Washington, DC's political channels.

Sounds repressive, doesn't it? But, when cancer transformed into a "for-profit industry", the alternative methodologies to help the cancer patient were completely shut down. Cancer prevention and recovery is still controlled by politics, and sadly, natural cancer preventions are available in most every country worldwide EXCEPT in the United States.

Where can you find vitamin B17?

Fruits are exceptionally high in B17, some higher than others. Wild varieties are higher in nutrients than crossbred varieties. For example, wild chokecherries, cranberries, and crabapples are much higher in B17 than their hybrid counterparts. An extensive list of foods containing B17 is provided in my book, The Richardson Cancer Prevention Diet, but I have a short list below. Visit B17 or Alternate Cancer Cure for more information on this amazing vitamin and where you can order it.

Many natural vitamins and minerals are "cancer tools" provided by nature to assist the body's immune system, to stimulate the detoxification of most toxins at the root of cancer, and cancer cells have their own toxins and wastes. The Richardson Cancer Prevention Diet utilizes specific vitamins and minerals plus digestive enzymes to help prevent the formation of cancer and aide in cancer recovery - like B15 and B17 that you may never have heard of before.

Anyone with, or without, cancer should learn about cancer prevention diets. I highly recommend The Richardson Cancer Prevention Diet because I believe it is one of the best cancer prevention diets in modern history.

Dr. Richardson's revolutionary ideas were designed to rebuild the patient's natural defense systems to fight the cancer from the inside out. He never stopped believing that it is not the cancer that kills, but the breakdown of the body's own defense mechanism that brings death. Every cancer patient he witnessed working hard to stay healthy, boosted their level of health enough to rebuild their own natural resistance, thereby increasing their chances to fight their own cancer.

When cancer begins to form, the body surrounds the cancerous cells with millions of non-cancerous cells in an effort to seal the cancer off, isolating it and then attempting to excrete it from the body. The tumor, the cancer plus the non-cancerous cells sealing it off, actually attempts to protect the body from having its cancerous contents spread.

If the body's pancreatic enzymes and vitamin and mineral levels are adequate, the immune system can actually keep cancerous cells in check. If this "air-tight seal" surrounding the lump-or-bump is broken by cutting into it or invading it with toxic chemicals, there is a chance the body's own, natural barrier will be destroyed, recklessly spreading the disease throughout the body.

Following is a list of foods rich in vitamin B17:

  • Spinach
  • Watercress
  • Bamboo sprouts
  • Lentil sprouts
  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Whole nuts
  • Ground nuts
  • Garbanzo sprouts
  • Apple seeds
  • Mung bean sprouts
  • Apricot seeds

Nature provides many tools to prevent cancer and other diseases. The cyanide-containing compounds that aid in preventing, and destroying, cancer cells in the body are abundant in foods, and should be eaten everyday.

Hum, I think I'll go have a watercress sandwich with some fresh almonds and a spinach salad!

Posted August 2009 | Permanent Link

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